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Bike Pittsburgh surveys pedestrians and bikers on self-driving cars

Bike Pittsburgh surveys pedestrians and bikers on self-driving cars

John Blinn, Assistant News Editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under News, Pittsburgh News, Top Stories

PITTSBURGH -- The results of a survey put out by Bike Pittsburgh regarding how bikers felt sharing the road with automated cars are in. The survey was sent to citizens in early February and was the second survey done by the organization on the topic of self-driving cars. "It makes you uncomfortable you almost ha...

Gov. Wolf announces $10 million STEM grant

Gov. Wolf announces $10 million STEM grant

John Blinn, Assistant News Editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under News, Pittsburgh News

HARRISBURG -- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is continuing his efforts to enhance STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and CS (computer science) education in schools across the state. Wolf will be adding $9.6 million to his PAsmart initiative. Governor Wolf's plan started last year, with...

PWSA adds new facility to reduce to lead levels in drinking water

PWSA adds new facility to reduce to lead levels in drinking water

John Blinn, Assistant News Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under News, Pittsburgh News

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Water and Sewage Authority (PWSA) is working on a new facility in Highland Park with the goal of reducing lead levels in residents' drinking water. The new facility located in the Sycamore Grove picnic area will be an orthophosphate facility. Orthophosphate is a food-grade...

Multiple Pittsburgh restaurants ranked as most romantic in the country

Multiple Pittsburgh restaurants ranked as most romantic in the country

John Blinn, Assistant News Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under News, Pittsburgh News, Top Stories

PITTSBURGH - Romantics from the city of Pittsburgh may be in luck as a study from OpenTable has ranked several restaurants in the area as the most romantic places to eat, in the nation. According to a report done by OpenTable, six of the most romantic restaurants in the United States can be found in Pennsylvania with two of them at home in Pit...

Pittsburgh police respond to accident on McKees Rocks Bridge

Pittsburgh police respond to accident on McKees Rocks Bridge

John Blinn, Assistant News Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under News, Pittsburgh News, Top Stories

PITTSBURGH -- An accident on the McKees Rocks Bridge closed the road throughout the night Friday. Nine people were involved in the accident that took place on the bridge. According to a statement from Allegheny County, five vehicles were involved in the accident. When RMU Sentry Media arrived...

Stephanie McMahon to speak at Robert Morris University’s commencement

Stephanie McMahon to speak at Robert Morris University’s commencement

John Blinn, Assistant News Editor

February 16, 2019


Filed under News, RMU News, Top Stories

MOON TOWNSHIP -- This year, more than 700 undergraduate students of Robert Morris University will be receiving their degrees and WWE chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon will be addressing them. McMahon has been chosen to deliver the Class of 2019’s commencement speech. This year’s commencement...

RMU President Christopher Howard named to multiple NCAA committees

RMU President Christopher Howard named to multiple NCAA committees

John Blinn and Gage Goulding

February 11, 2019


Filed under News, RMU News, Sports, Sports Showcase, Top Stories

MOON TOWNSHIP -- Robert Morris University's President Christopher Howard was recently named to the NCAA Committee on Sports Wagering. "I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on the ad hoc committee on sports wagering," said President Howard in response receiving the title. President Howard will be...

Drug bust in Monroeville yields more than $60K worth of heroin, fentanyl

Drug bust in Monroeville yields more than $60K worth of heroin, fentanyl

John Blinn, Assistant News Editor

February 9, 2019


Filed under News, Pittsburgh News

MONROEVILLE -- Monroeville Police officers teamed up with the FBI on Wednesday to seize approximately $62,000 worth of drugs from a home. The search took place at a single family residence on Monroeville Boulevard. Authorities found 3.5 ounces of raw heroin/fentanyl and 11 bricks of packaged heroin....

Laurel Highlands named as top 5 most popular northeast towns

Laurel Highlands named as top 5 most popular northeast towns

John Blinn, Assistant News Editor

February 9, 2019


Filed under News, Pittsburgh News, Top Stories

LIGONIER, Pa. - The Laurel Highlands has recently been ranked within the top 20 most popular towns in the northeast United States. GetawayMavens.com evaluated over 450 destinations from Virginia to Maine to decipher the most popular towns in the northeast. The website recently reviewed Google Analyt...

Residence Life acts on student suggestions, holds focus groups

Residence Life acts on student suggestions, holds focus groups

John Blinn, Assistant News Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under News, RMU News, Top Stories

MOON TOWNSHIP -- In early February, Charles Forrester and other members of the Robert Morris University Office of Residence Life gathered to discuss updates to various housing areas on and off campus. Charles Forrester, who is an assistant director at the Office of Residence Life, spent a night in...